Barack Obama is about to get the bad news he never expected to hear
Robert Mueller is on the verge of a major decision.
No one can believe who his next target could be.
And now Barack Obama is about to get the bad news he never expected to hear.
Barack Obama likes to repeat the lie that his administration was “scandal free.”
That was always false, but one of Barack Obama’s former White House counsel members – Greg Craig – looks like he is about to be swept up in the Mueller probe.
Federal investigators looked into Craig for the same illegal foreign lobbying work that Mueller charged Paul Manafort with.
In fact, Manafort directed lobbying work on behalf a political party in the Ukraine to Craig.
The New York Times reports:
A long-running federal investigation into a former White House counsel in the Obama administration is reaching a critical stage, presenting the Justice Department with a decision about whether to charge a prominent Democrat as part of a more aggressive crackdown on illegal foreign lobbying.
The case involving the lawyer, Gregory B. Craig, was transferred in January from federal prosecutors in New York to those in Washington. The previously undisclosed move was driven by Justice Department officials in Washington, and reflects an eagerness within the department to prosecute violations of lobbying laws after the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, focused on foreign influence in his investigations.
A decision about whether to prosecute Mr. Craig, who was White House counsel for President Barack Obama during his first year in office, is expected in the coming weeks, people familiar with the case said. The investigation centers on whether Mr. Craig should have disclosed work he did in 2012 — while he was a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom — on behalf of the Russia-aligned government of Viktor F. Yanukovych, then the president of Ukraine.
The Craig case is a litmus test for the Mueller probe.
If he refuses to charge a prominent Democrat then it will confirm that his investigation is a partisan witch hunt with different rules for Democrats than Trump supporters.